Promoted to the elite this season, La Spezia have managed to avoid relegation. The team is currently 15th in Serie A and is 6 units ahead of the red zone. After having lined up 6 games without a win, 3 draws and 3 losses, the team-mates of striker Nzola finally reacted last weekend by winning with great authority against Torino at home 4-1. not lived up to expectations this season and are only ranked 7th in Serie A. The Giallorossi have no hope of snagging a ticket to the Champions League and the Europa League.
However, they must consolidate their 7th place, qualifying for the Europa League Conference 2 points ahead of 8th. Little concerned, the Louve club has won only 2 of its last 7 league games, for 1 draw and 4 defeats. Last weekend, Roma showed a burst of motivation by winning the derby at home against Lazio Rome 2-0.
The staff of La Spezia is reduced by the forfeits of the important defender Chabot, the potential holder Acampora and the little used Mattiello. In addition, substitute striker Farias is suspended. Striker Nzola, who scored his 10th and 11th league goals last weekend, ended a shortage of 10 games without scoring. For Roma, long-time absent Zaniolo, the important Lopez ( goalkeeper), Smalling, Spinazzola and Veretout, the potential holder Diawara, the replacement Fazio and the promising left side Calafiori, all stranded in the infirmary.
Last weekend, Armenian international Mkhitaryan found the net again. He has scored 3 times in the last 3 days.
Spezia vs AS Roma Prediction
One area in which Spezia have proven incredibly consistent recently is in their involvement in top-flight home fixtures containing over 2.5 goals, with this being the case in 19 of their last 20 matches. This has also been the case in 17 of the previous 20 AS Roma away games at this level, including in a 2 gols draw last month.
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